C Danton Heinen had a goal and two assists in Monday’s 7-2 win over the Blue Jackets. Heinen has four goals and nine points in the last seven games.
D Charlie McAvoy recorded a Gordie Howe Hat Trick — a goal, assist and a fight — in Monday’s 7-2 win over the Blue Jackets. He scored a goal in the second period, and picked up an assist and fought Pierre-Luc Dubois of the Jackets in the third.
RW Jake DeBrusk had a goal and two assists in Monday’s 7-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
C David Krejci was a surprise no-show for warmups, then was declared out with an upper-body injury and will not travel to Buffalo for Tuesday night’s game — his 13th and 14th games missed this season because of what started as an upper back problem resulting from a slash.
LW Brad Marchand had a goal and an assist in Monday’s 7-2 win over the Blue Jackets. He scored 14th goal of the season, extending his career-high points streak to nine straight games.
G Tuukka Rask improved to 6-0-1 in his last seven starts when he made 16 saves in Monday’s 7-2 rout of Columbus.